The Global Masters is a series of blind tasting competitions, drawing in entries from across the world. One of the key elements to its success is the quality and the dedication of the judges involved.

Global-Masters-Logo-2015Every wine is measured on the taste of its grape and the skill of its winemaker. For the first time all preconceived ideas about the importance of location are pushed to one side as wines from across the world are judged by style and price exclusively.

All Global Masters are judged blind by the finest palates in the world – a panel of Masters of Wine, Master Sommeliers and senior buyers only. The best competing wines are awarded medals from Bronze through to Gold, and ultimately “Master” for exceptional examples.

The calibre of the judges guarantees international recognition of all the medals awarded.

Please contact us at awards@thedrinksbusiness.com for any queries.

If you’re an award winner and need stickers for your bottles please visit our stickers page.

Calendar

Please find below the deadline for entry of our competitions:

  • The Global Pinot Noir Masters – January
  • The Chianti Masters – February
  • March: The Prosecco Masters
  • April: The Global Cabernet Sauvignon Masters And The Global Rose Masters
  • May: The Global Syrah Masters
  • June: The Fortified Wine Masters And The Global Malbec Masters
  • July: The Champagne Masters
  • August: The Global Riesling Masters
  • September: The Global Sauvignon Blanc Masters And The Global Chardonnay Masters
  • November: The Rioja Masters

Next Competitions

The Global Merlot Masters 2017

the drinks business is proud to announce the launch of The Global Merlot Masters 2017.

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Closing date: 24th February 2017

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The Prosecco Masters 2017

Now in its fourth year, the competition will reflect the growth in popularity of this fresh and exciting sparkling wine from the picturesque regions of Veneto and Friuli.

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Closing date: 10th March 2017

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db Awards 2017

Now in its 15th year, the db awards have become the most authoritative, internationally respected badge of achievement in the alcoholic drinks industry.

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Closing date: 28th April 2017

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The Global Organic Masters 2017

The drinks business is thrilled to announce the launch of The Global Organic Masters

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Closing date: 3rd March 2017

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The Global Sparkling Masters 2017

the drinks business is thrilled to announce the launch of The Global Sparkling Masters.

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Closing date: 12th May 2017

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Cabernet Sauvignon Masters 2017

All the wines from across the world will be judged exclusively by style and price

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Closing date: 3rd March 2017

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The Global Rosé Masters 2017

With wines from the palest of pink to almost ruby red, bone dry to almost cloyingly sweet, reductively handled to barrel-aged, as well as gently spritzy to fully sparkling.

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Closing date: 17th April 2017

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The Global Syrah Masters 2017

From Northern Rhône to the Barossa Valley of Australia, Syrah’s style and flavour profile vary dramatically depending on where it’s grown.

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Closing date: 16th June 2017

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2014 Results

The Global Masters 2014

Proving that few grapes can beat the malleability and creative potential of Chardonnay was last month’s Masters tasting, where top-price pours and cheaper oaked styles fared well.

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Rioja Masters 2014

Now in its third year, the competition will recognise and reward the finest Rioja on the world stage.

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Champagne Masters 2014

Champagnes submitted in a blind tasting, to discover the best in four categories: Non Vintage, Vintage, Prestige Cuvée and Rosé.

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The Global Rosé Masters 2014

The drinks business is proud to present its first Global Rosé Masters.

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Cabernet Sauvignon Masters 2014

This competition will focus on a variety of Cabernet Sauvignon grape from across the world

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db Awards 2014

Enter the db awards 2014 and nominate a brand or person showing excellence in the drinks industry

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Green Awards 2014

The Green Awards encourage companies to decrease their impact on the environment providing international exposure

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The Global Pinot Noir Masters 2014

After the success of the Global Chardonnay Masters, the drinks business is proud to announce the launch of the Global Pinot Noir Masters.

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List of Competition

The Judges